President Obama once campaigned on a pledge to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay—an unfulfilled promise for which he has been roundly criticized.
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President Obama is determined to fulfill his campaign promise to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison before he leaves office, but that doesn't mean he's willing to pay any price. While the White House said it would send Congress a p...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has reassigned its special envoy for closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in another step away from one of President Barack Obama's first campaign promises.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—Exactly five years after President Barack Obama signed an executive order shutting down the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, 155 men are still detained there, most without charge.
President Barack Obama is expected Tuesday to make a final push to close the controversial US prison at Guantanamo Bay, hoping to honor a glaringly unfulfilled campaign promise. With less than a year left in office, Obama will unvei...